§ Mr. W. COOTE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the Irish Government have yet decided to extend the provisions of the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, to rural areas in order to encourage individual effort in the erection of houses?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
The answer is in the negative. Having regard to the provisions contained in the Labourers Act and to the full powers already possessed by local authorities and public utility societies in relation to housing in rural areas, there does not appear to be any sufficient reason for extending the provisions of the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, in the manner suggested.